Painting for Peace

For the past 30 years, the Lions Clubs International have been running an International Peace Poster contest in local schools and young people’s groups.  This year, Heart of England are proud to announce that one of our students has come third in the national…

Mass Orchestra Turns Up the Volume!

Students from Heart of England School, along with children from other Solihull schools recently gave a performance which delighted the audience at the Warwick Arts Centre.

A mass orchestra, Orchestra of Solihull Schools in Concert (OSoSiC) made up of over 200 young people, provided the entertainment, which for the first time included…

Prefects’ Ties

At a series of Success Assemblies given by Lead House Tutors, students have been given awards and recognition for their achievements and prefects have been awarded newly designed ties.

Each of our four Houses, Apollo, Phoenix, Pioneer and Voyager award House Points to individuals who do well, who regularly put into practice our school’s core values or who represent their house in…


Following the incredible success of the OSoSic event which saw students from across the borough performing at Symphony Hall, Heart of England School are taking part in OSoSic II, when they will be working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and our partner the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.


Revision Approaches

This week, Vice-Principal Gethyn Bennett presented a special assembly to Year 11 on getting their revision on track before the exams begin.

Mr Bennett began by reminding the students that there are only 14 weeks to go before the first exam for all the students.  For some subjects like Art and Art Photography, it is only nine weeks until the examinations.

The main part of the assembly…

Do People Actually Look Like This?

Year group assemblies presented by our Principal have been posing a question: “Can we, or do we see the difference between illusion and reality in the images we view in the media?”

It’s an interesting question which raises issues in our mind whenever we see an image, whether it’s online or published in a magazine or newspaper.  What difference does…

End of Term Message

As we begin the festive season, our Principal Jacqueline Hughes-Williams, reviews some of the events of the past term.

It has been an action packed start to our sixtieth year.  From the outset the theme has been that of change.  Few people get the opportunity to influence…

Being Safe Online

During this week, the focus of Year assemblies has been E-Safety and Safety Online.  Each assembly has highlighted a different aspect of how to use the internet and mobile devices safely and to remember: it’s good to be cautious.

The online world offers great opportunities for our society: we have information literally at our finger tips, everywhere we go and at any…

Year 7 Students Take Core Values to Heart

Year 7 Manager, Kathryn Yates writes about how our new Year 7 students are settling in and how they are reflecting our core values:

As the Year 7 Manager I have the pleasure of being able to meet our new students at their primary schools and tell them about Heart of England.  I particularly like to share our core values of Honesty,…

Joining the Dots

A recent series of year assemblies at Heart of England which began by seemingly being about art history soon turned out to be about something much deeper and more thought-provoking.

Led by Vice-Principal Gethyn Bennett with Principal Jacqueline Hughes-Williams, Mr Bennett used images of Pointillist art by George…

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